WSEMS: Facilitated IEPs

Monday, February 6, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
A facilitated IEP is an option for early conflict prevention available to parents of children with disabilities and to school districts. The district and parents can request a trained, impartial professional to attend the IEP meeting to help keep members of the IEP team focused while addressing conflicts and disagreements that may arise during the meeting. A trained, impartial professional (a facilitator) helps the IEP team with the IEP process. 
The process may be used for any IEP team meeting including: initial, annual, reevaluation, review/revision. IEP facilitation is free to all participants. WSEMS will pay the facilitator with grant funds from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The facilitators have a maximum of three hours to spend with the parties, which includes any time spent before and after the IEP meeting.

Jan Serak is the CEO and Founder of WI FACETS. She is the Co-Director of Wisconisn's Parent Training and Information Center and of the Region 4 TA Center. She is one of 3 partners who administer WSEMS and also works on the National Center for Systemic Improvement. Jan serves on the Governor's Read to Lead Task Force, National CADRE Advisory Board, National Center on Deaf-Blindness Family Engagement Work Group, OSEP-IDEA Data Center Parent Involvement Data Project, Quality Education Coalition, and the National IDEA PArtnership "Creating Agreement" team. She is the parent of a son with autism.

Nissan Bar-Lev is the Director of the Special Education for Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7 (CESA 7), and is one of 3 partners who administer the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System. Nissan serves on the executive board of the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Education (WCASS), and co-chairs the Special Projects Committee. He serves on the Governor's Autism Council, the Children's Long Term Support Council for the Department of Health Services, and chairs the State Superintendent Blind and Visual Impairment Education Council. He serves on the SAA Assessment Team, is a member of the RTI/PBIS Advisory Council and the National IDEA Partnership "Creating Agreement" team. He is a co-author of Special Education in Plain Language.



Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by contacting Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.

All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.